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Water Bugs as River Health Indicators

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  • Community Room at the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House, Barkly Square, Ballarat East.
    Ground Floor, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East VIC 3350, Australia

Discover the Waterwatch Citizen Science Program.

The Corangamite Waterwatch Citizen Science program has supported community water quality monitoring on regional waterways, including the Yarrowee, Leigh and Moorabool Rivers since 1995. The normal suite of tests done by the Waterwatch Community Monitoring Program include dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity, temperature, reactive phosphorus and turbidity. Volunteers are trained and provided with equipment and support to do monthly monitoring.

A Quality Assurance Quality Control (QA/QC) program is implemented, which focuses on training in appropriate calibration procedures, servicing of equipment, and checking of data.

The Corangamite Waterwatch Citizen Science team is looking forward to presenting to the Ballarat community in partnership with the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House during National Science Week. 

The Water Bugs as River Health Indicators presentation will be held in the morning on Wednesday 16 August at Barkly Square, Ballarat East. Participants will learn how our water quality data from Ballarat is collected and what it can tell us about the health of waterways in Ballarat.

All water quality data collected is entered into the publicly available Waterwatch Data Management System and is available from the Waterwatch data portal. Have a look at a Waterwatch site near you. If you have a passion for your local waterway you may wish to register your interest in becoming a Waterwatch monitor.

Location Information

Parking is available on Barkly Street and in the rear car park - access via Princes Street South. The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is on the Ground Floor, Room 103.